Bruxism or tooth grinding can cause severe damage to the oral cavity and others in relation when left untreated. Some people even clench or grind their teeth unknowingly when they are tensed or stressed. Because of this, many wonder how their bruxism can be prevented. Generally, the most suitable solution to bruxism are nightguards.
Nightguards can help you stop grinding or clenching your teeth.You can wear a nightguard during sleep or even in the morning. When your teeth are protected, there will also be lesser risk for headaches and lesser risk for discomfort. What’s great about nightguards is that a nightguard can immediately protect your teeth from the damage which can occur from clenching and grinding. It can also help you avoid chipping, fractures, excessive wear and even losing your teeth. Some patients have even reported less snoring with a nightguard!
There is no limitat on when and how long you can use a nightguard as long as you clean it properly and often. For some, it is advised to be worn no longer than 12 hours in any 24-hour period. Your dentist at AARK Dental Centre can help you determine how often you need to wear a nightguard.
Contact AARK Dental Centre if you have any more questions about nightguards or if you would like to book a consultation/fitting.